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Barrington boasts state champ… and runner-up

Betsy Brenner stood on the tennis court and just watched. During most matches, the Barrington High School coach will share tips or instructions with her players. But not on Sunday during the state …

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Photos: Perfect night for the prom at Barrington High
Hundreds of students celebrated their senior prom in style at Barrington High School last week. For the first time in a long time, … Read More
E.P. Council reverses course, allows First Street pilot bike lane
EAST PROVIDENCE — The endeavor of the Planning Department and the Department of Public Works to conduct a pilot program bicycle lane … Read More
Barrington budget basics — are your taxes going up next year?
We know Barrington’s financial town meeting is Wednesday night, June 16. We know it will be held at the high school. And … Read More
Council to DOT: Prioritize bike path bridge project
Pressure to rebuild, renovate and eventually reopen the East Bay Bike Path bridges continues to grow.  Earlier this month, … Read More
BHS graduation — a return to normal
It was a special afternoon at Barrington High School. On Sunday, June 13, the Class of 2021 gathered at Victory Field to celebrate … Read More
New Barrington ball field gets a makeover
Barrington baseball teams were unable to use the new ball field at the middle school this spring, but work is underway to bring … Read More
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James J. Bolster, 83, of Barrington James J. Bolster, 83, of Sowams Road, Barrington, died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Born in Los Angeles, Calif., a son of the late Carl and Ruth H. (Clarke) Bolster, he lived in …
Elizabeth M. Reid, 100, of Barrington Elizabeth M. “Bette” Reid passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at the age of 100, a goal she was determined to reach. Wife of the late Robert F. Reid, an educator in town, she resided in …
Marie Catherine O’Connor, formerly of Barrington Marie Catherine (Chellel) O’Connor, former resident of East Greenwich, Providence and Barrington, died peacefully on Monday, May 31, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.   Daughter of …
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Eagles win Eastern Division Championship The Barrington High School outdoor track brought the Eastern Division Championship back to Barrington for the first time since 2017. The Eagles scored 159 points, finishing ahead of second place …
BHS Sports Roundup: Senior strikes out 9 in victory A senior delivered on Senior Day for the Barrington High School baseball team. Bennett Durkin pitched a complete game for the Eagles, striking out nine Vikings batters and allowing just one earned …
Eagles battle at golf states — finish fourth The Barrington High School golf team finished tied for fourth place at the state golf championship. Held at Cranston Country Club on June 1 and 2, the championship featured a talented field of …
Barrington native headed back to the Olympics Barrington native Anders Weiss has earned a second trip to the Olympics. Mr. Weiss, who graduated from Barrington High School in 2011, was recently named to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Four boat. …
Letter: Rhode Island business climate - Time for a change

To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. …

Letter: Too many of the elderly suffered lonely deaths

Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without …

Letter: Arlene Violet is wrong on Critical Race Theory

I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney …

Letter: A good time to remember lessons from Dad

As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked …

Letter: Consistency is key to a good budget process

To the editor: Please join me at the Financial Town Meeting tonight 7 p.m. at Barrington High School. Hi, my name is John Alessandro, and I am running for re-election to the Committee on …

Letter: Please vote to reinstate funding

To the editor: I write to ask that you attend the Financial Town Meeting (the “FTM”) on Wednesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the high school, and that you vote to reinstate funding for …

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